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by tofro
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL / PASCAL
Replies: 84
Views: 3405

Re: QL / PASCAL

About the OOP discussion: I'm personally torn between being a fan of OOP and hating it, I certainly don't like the way most people write OOP, even in Object Pascal, with the billion ton boiler plate and the object property setters/getters, but I see it as a very useful code organization tool for so...
by tofro
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL / PASCAL
Replies: 84
Views: 3405

Re: QL / PASCAL

Tha fancy thing with FreePascal over all the existing QL Pascal compilers is its support for object-oriented variations of the language Good old Object Orientation, Tony Tebby will be rather cross I imagine! I remember reading in QL Toady, just how much he hated OO. (I think it was QL Toady!) Yes, ...
by tofro
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL / PASCAL
Replies: 84
Views: 3405

Re: QL / PASCAL

Tha fancy thing with FreePascal over all the existing QL Pascal compilers is its support for object-oriented variations of the language - so, the first really OO compiler available for the QL - I'm well tempted to give it a spin soon once there is a little spare time.
by tofro
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: #QLvember
Replies: 44
Views: 2566

Re: #QLvember

Nice video, Noel! Unfortunately you hit the very same error on both QLs (one defect RAM chip, which is probably the secondmost common failure). It would probably have been interesting to see a different failure like on the bus transceivers, which are also a pretty common thing to fail. I guess on on...
by tofro
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Status of QMON
Replies: 77
Views: 17267

Re: Status of QMON

HI, I have been ooking at the QMON 2 manual, which looks to be nicely written, but there does not seem to be an Exit command to return to S*BASIC. If I do: QMON #2 to have Qmon in Channel 2, how do I exit when finished, or should I use SBASIC? What QMON does when you don't give a job name, is: It w...
by tofro
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: I need a box for three QLs
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: I need a box for three QLs

NormanDunbar wrote: It's all too small and the QL itself worn't fit in lengthwise, or too effing big and there's enough room for a pick up truck as well. :(
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Buy three new keyboards for your PC - The QL fits nicely in these boxes ;)
by tofro
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: #QLvember
Replies: 44
Views: 2566

Re: #QLvember

SinclairSociety wrote:I am the only one to show my face so far. hahaha
TJ


You must admit there isn't much face in your videos. You're hiding your face behind lots of hair :)

Tobias
by tofro
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PI Cole sequel
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: PI Cole sequel

Get well soon, Andrei!
by tofro
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Screen Writing
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Screen Writing

This is what I tend to use: First thing is opening a console channel, then I check for presence of the Pointer Interface - If that's there, resolution and window width can be directly queried from there. Screen dimension and PE version get stored somewhere in the data area (pointed to by a6). When t...
by tofro
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Sam the Little Spaceman
Replies: 57
Views: 4165

Re: Sam the Little Spaceman

Just checked my QDOS Companion too. My notes for IO_OPEN (Page 39) are as follows: ⋅  D2 may not be preserved on exit. See QL World, December 1986 Page 43. ⋅  A1 is not preserved unless a TRAP #4 was done first!!! It seems I had problems too, some time back. Cheers, Norm. There ...